Little Dorrit

by Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.

Format: Print Book 2012
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Summary
"Clennam rose softly, opened and closed the door without a sound, and passed from the prison, carrying the quiet with him into the turbulent streets."Introspective and dreamy, Arthur Clennam returns to England from many years abroad to find a people gripped in their self-made social and mental prisons. Against a background of government incompetence and financial scandal, he searches for the key to the affairs of the Dorrit family, prisoners fordebt in the Marshalsea. He discovers through the seamstress Amy Dorrit the fulfilment of which he dreams, but only after he learns to understand his own heart. Revelation and redemption haunt Dickens's portrayal of human relations as fundamentally distorted by class and money. The swindlingfinancier Merdle, the bureaucratic nightmare of the Circumlocution Office, and a teeming cast of characters display the inadequacy of secular morality in the face of contemporary social and political confusion. Mixing humour and pathos, irony and satire, Dickens's eleventh novel reveals a master offiction in top form.This new edition, based on the definitive Clarendon text, includes all of Phiz's original illustrations and a wide-ranging introduction highlighting Dickens's move to more personal and spiritual concerns.
Additional Information
Series Oxford world's classics.
Subjects Marshalsea Prison (Southwark, London, England) -- Fiction.
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction.
Debt, Imprisonment for -- Fiction.
Children of prisoners -- Fiction.
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
Didactic fiction.
Love stories.
Publisher Oxford :Oxford University Press,2012
Edition New edition.
Contributors Sucksmith, Harvey Peter.
Language English
Description xl, 854 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780199596485 (pbk.)
0199596484 (pbk.)
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